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World and US News Links – September 8 & 9, 2006

Posted by Admin on September 10, 2006

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Dear Readers: This is not a complete list. Unfortunately, my medical problems (neck & back) are acting up right now… I should also let you know that I will be taking the next week off to attend to some family responsibilities. I may post a few things if something “extra” important arises, but the news links will definitely return for September 18, 2006. So, until I post again… Take care and stay safe everyone! – Michelle K.

September 8 & 9, 2006
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

patriot-icon-1.gif MISSING AIR FORCE MAJOR JILL METZGER FOUND ALIVE –

IRAN NUCLEAR CRISIS:

NEW TERRORIST TAPES RELEASED:
[Al-Qaeda Video & Audio Tapes, & Bin Laden 9/11 Video]

BOMBING IN MELGAON, INDIA:

MUMBAI BOMBING INVESTIGATION:

WAR, TERRORISM, AND POLITICS AROUND THE WORLD:

AFGHANISTAN:

  • patriot-icon-10.gifKABUL BOMBING KILLS 10” – Associated Press (AP) – The International Herald Tribune – The New York Times Company – 8 September 2006

QUOTE:

A suicide car bomb struck a convoy of U.S. military vehicles in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 17, police said. Two American soldiers were among the dead and two others among the wounded, the U.S. Military said.

– “Kabul Bombing Kills 10” – The International Herald Tribune (IHT)

QUOTE:

A suicide bomber smashed a car into an American military vehicle just yards from the United States embassy in downtown Kabul this morning, killing at least two American soldiers and 11 civilians, Afghan and American official said.

At least 29 people were wounded, including two American soldiers.

– “Fatal Afghan Bomb Hits Near U.S. Embassy” – The International Herald Tribune (IHT)

BELGIUM:

BRITAIN:

CANADA:

CHINA:

CROATIA:

DARFUR:

DENMARK:

EGYPT:

FRANCE:

  • SARKOZY’S QUESTION: WHO IS EUROPEAN?” – by Katrin Bennhold – The International Herald Tribune (IHT) – The New York Times Company – Neuily-sur-Seine, France – 8 September 2006
  • EU ASSAILS GAZ DE FRANCE SHIELD” – by James Kanter – The International Herald Tribune (IHT) – The New York Times Company – Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – 7 September 2006

INDIA:

QUOTE:

Maoists of the banned left wing Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) kidnapped two constables – Shivcharan Markan and Adhimram Nareti – Thursday evening in Kanker district, a part of insurgency-hit Bastar region, when the policemen were on a search operation on their motorcycle.

– “Two Abducted Chhattisgarh Policemen Untraced” – Telugu Portal News

IRAN:

IRAQ:

ISRAEL:

JAPAN:

LIBYA:

PAKISTAN:

PHILIPPINES:

RUSSIA:

SRI LANKA:

SUDAN:

  • U.S. JOURNALIST TO BE FREED IN SUDAN” – by Mohamed Osman, Associated Press (AP) – SFGate.com – Hearst Communications, Inc. – San Francisco, California, US – 8 September 2006

VENEZUELA:

VIETNAM:

AROUND THE WORLD:

AUSTRIA:

EL SALVADOR:

  • CELL PHONES FOUND INSIDE FOUR PRISONERS” – Associated Press (AP) – The Washington Post – The Washington Post Company – Arlington, Virginia, US – 7 September 2006 [Special Thanks to NW_Arizona_Granny @ FreeRepublic for alerting me to this story.]
    Summary:
    Four prisoners at the prison in Zacateluca, El Salvador were found to have hidden cell phones, data chips, inside their bodies after authorities x-rayed them. Officials say the phones were small, about the size of an adult forefinger, and that they were inside plastic bags. Each inmate apparently had a cell phone with several chips which they changed frequently to avoid identification. Authorities say the cell phones were used to direct street activities of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, which the inmates are alleged members of. A charger was also found inside on inmate. Authorities did not release the names of the inmates stating that their identification may jeopardize ongoing investigations.

INDIA:

ISRAEL:

RUSSIA:

HEALTH & MEDICINE:

HISTORY & SOCIETY:

  • TODAY IN HISTORY – SEP. 8, 2006” – Associated Press (AP) – Ch. 2 KDKA-TV (CBS) – CBS Corporation – Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, US – 8 September 2006
  • TODAY IN HISTORY – SEP. 9, 2006” – Associated Press (AP) – The Washington Post – The Washington Post Company – Arlington, Virginia, US – 8 September 2006

NATURE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:

  • NEW TALLEST LIVING TREE DISCOVERED” – Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) – Telugu Portal – TeluguPortal.net – Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India – 8 September 2006
  • GROUP SAYS GIANT WORM MUST BE PROTECTED” – by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press (AP) – The Boston Globe (Boston.com) – The New York Times Company – Boston, Massachusetts, US – 7 September 2006

RELIGION:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

  • HILTON & MADONNA BECOME FRIENDS” – Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) – Telugu Portal News – TeluguPortal.net – Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India – 8 September 2006
  • COMEDIAN ELLEN DeGENERES TO HOST OSCARS” – Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) – Telugu Portal News – TeluguPortal.net – Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India – 8 September 2006

SPORTS:

UNITED STATES NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

9/11 – Never Forget…

SEMTEX EXPLOSIVE MISSING IN MASSACHUSETTS:

QUOTE:

In a routine training exercise, State Police hid 8 ounces of plastic explosive on the rear bumper of a Massport pickup to test bomb-sniffing dogs and handlers at Logan International Airport.

But the antiterrorism drill went awry Wednesday night when a Massport employee who wasn’t part of the exercise moved the truck and the Semtek explosive either fell off or was stolen somewhere near Harborside Drive on Massachusetts Port Authority property.

– “Explosive Material Missing in Logan Training Mission” – The Boston Globe (Boston.com)

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL SHOOTING:

BORDER PATROL SHOOTING INCIDENT:

ON THE HOMEFRONT:

MILITARY NEWS:
[For more military news be sure not to miss the Official U.S. Publications Section below…]

POLITICS & ACTIVISM:

LEGISLATIVE, JUDICIARY & CRIME:

QUOTE:

A former nuclear materials courier with top secret clearance was indicted Wednesday on charges that he used his position to obtain restricted items and sell them over the Internet.

– “Nuclear Courier Accused of Theft, Fraud” – KeralaNext.com

BUSINESS & ECONOMY:

EDUCATION:

AROUND THE NATION:

CALIFORNIA:

QUOTE:

[. . .] On June 20, Dr. Mohammad Salama, who is Egyptian but has lived in the United States with his wife and children for nearly a decade, traveled to the U.S. Embassy in Toronto to upgrade his visa status. When he reached Canada, he was informed he could not re-enter the United States until a security clearance is granted by the U.S. State Department. The status of a visa can only be changed outside of the country.[. . .]

– “SF Stats Professor Not Allowed to Re-Enter U.S.” – Oroville Mercury-Register Online

FLORIDA:

ONLINE MAGAZINES:

COLUMNS & EDITORIALS:

NATIONAL BLOG WATCH:

HOT TOPICS IN THE “BLOGOSPHERE”:

9/11 – Never Forget…
[NOTE: For coverage of the ABC vs. Democrats, “The Path to 9/11” mini-series controversy please see the updated, “Liberty Rocks Alert: Democrat Leaders Threaten the First Amendment“]

MOST RECENT AL-QAEDA TAPES (VIDEO & AUDIO):

OTHER NEWS & VIEWS:

PRESS RELEASES, STATEMENTS,
RESEARCH REPORTS & TRANSCRIPTS:

OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS:

AMERICAN FORCES INFORMATION SERVICE ARTICLES
(via the U.S. Department of Defense):

FROM THE OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM WEBSITE
(OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE – IRAQ):

QUOTE:

Helping the Iraqi people rebuild an infrastructure devastated from years of neglect under Saddam Hussein is the challenge placed before U.S. military Civil Affairs units in Iraq. Restoring essential services and helping the Iraqi people meet their basic needs without having to rely on the Coalition is the ultimate goal of reconstruction efforts.

As part of this overall mission, providing a clean and accessible water supply comes as another step towards the establishment of stable and sanitary living conditions for the people of Iraq.

– “Priming the pump in Jurn” – Operation Iraqi Freedom Website

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (ODNI):

FROM THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE (DOD):

  • AIRMAN MISSING IN ACTION FROM THE VIETNAM WAR IS IDENTIFIED” – Press Release No. 883-06 – U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) – DefenseLink.mil – Wasington, D.C., US – 8 September 2006
    [NOTE: Prayers of healing and comfort are offered for the family & friends of Air Force Maj. Burke H. Morgan who was laid to rest at the U.S. Air Force Academy after being missing since he and a fellow officer crashed during an armed reconnaissance mission over Laos on Aug. 22, 1967. Thank you for your service to our country Maj. Morgan, may you rest in peace, home at last. Prayers are also offered for for all other POWs and MIAs, their loved ones & friends, you are not forgotten… – Sincerely, Michelle K. & Family]

QUOTE:

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Air Force Maj. Burke H. Morgan, U.S. Air Force, of Manitou Springs, Colo., was buried Sept. 7 beside his wife Mary, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The service there coincided with his U.S. Air Force Academy graduation class’ 45th reunion.

Airman Missing in Action From the Vietnam War is Identified” – U.S. Dept. of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) (DefenseLink.mil)

  • patriot-icon-10.gifDoD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTY” – Press Release No. 875-06 – U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) – DefenseLink.mil – Washington, D.C., US – 8 September 2006
    [NOTES: The DoD has announced the death of a Marine who was conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. Prayers of comfort are being offered for the family and friends of Pfc. Vincent M. Frassetto who was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force and was based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Thank you for your service to our country and the cause of Freedom Pfc. Frassetto, may you rest in peace. – Sincerely, Michelle K. & Family]
  • patriot-icon-10.gifDoD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTIES” – Press Release No. 879-06 – U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) – DefenseLink.mil – Washington, D.C., US – 8 September 2006
    [NOTES: The DoD has announced the deaths of two soldiers in Baghdad, Iraq after their vehicle was affected by the nearby explosion of an IED. Prayers of comfort are being offered for the family and friends of Sgt. Jason L. Merrill, 22 of Mesa, Arizona & Pvt. Edwin A. Andino II, 23 of Culpepper, Virginia. Both of the soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division based in Wurzburg, Germany. Thank you for your service to our country and the cause of freedom Sgt. Merrill & Pvt. Andino, may you rest in peace. – Sincerely, Michelle K. & Family]
  • patriot-icon-10.gifDoD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTY” – Press Release No. 884-06 – U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) – DefenseLink.mil – Washington, D.C., US – 8 September 2006
    [NOTES: The DoD has announced the death of a soldier who passed away on Sept. 8th due to injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Prayers of comfort are offered for the family and friends of Sgt. David W. Gordon, 23, of Williamsfield, Ohio. Sgt. Gordon was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Thank you for your service to our country and the cause of Freedom Sgt. Gordon, may you rest in peace. Sincerely – Michelle K. & Family]
  • DoD ANNOUNCES RECRUITING AND RETENTION NUMBERS FOR AUGUST” – Press Release No. 882-06 – U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) – DefenseLink.mil – Washington, D.C., US – 8 September 2006
  • DoD NEWS BRIEFING WITH MAJ. GEN. THOMAS B. TURNER II FROM IRAQ” – News Transcript – U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) – DefenseLink.mil – Washington, D.C., US – 8 September 2006
    [NOTES: This is a transcript of a teleconference with the Commander of Multinational-North and 101st Airborne Division Air Assault, Major General Thomas B. Turner II.]
  • DoD NEWS BRIEFING WITH REAR ADM. HARRIS FROM THE PENTAGON” – News Transcript – U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) – DefenseLink.mil – Washington, D.C., US – 7 September 2006
    [NOTES: This is a transcript of a teleconference with the Commander of the Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Rear Admiral Harry B. Harris]

FROM THE DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS):

FROM THE DEPT. OF JUSTICE (DOJ):

FROM THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
(DEPT. OF ENERGY – NNSA):

MULTIMEDIA LINKS (AUDIO & VIDEO):

  • VIDEO: CLINT TAYLOR TALKS HEZBOLLAH-IN-VENEZUELA ON “FOX & FRIENDS”” – Posted by AllahPundit – Hot Air Blog – Hot Air Network, LLC – US – 9 September 2006
    [NOTES: Available at the link above is video of the interview with Clint Taylor that aired on Saturday morning. If you are not familiar with Hot Air’s coverage of Hezbollah in Venezuela you can catch up on everything with these video clips – “Jihad in Latin America:
    Part I & Part II“]
  • HOT AIR VENT: NO MORE MILLER TIME” – Hot Air TV – Hot Air Network, LLC – US – 7 September 2006
    [NOTES: Michelle Malkin shows us how Miller Brewing Company has supported the Illegal Alien Rights Movement – actions which they now, of course, deny despite an abundance of proof otherwise. Links to the evidence are available on this page as well.]

MISCELLANEOUS WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

 

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